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Averting Another 8 Hours of Dark Ages

By: Muhammad Razin Abdullah Sunday, 4 August 2019, a part of Java experienced an 8 hours power outage, including Jakarta, the capital of Republic of...

Transforming from a Reliable to a Resilient Power System

By: Diwangkara Bagus Nugraha The main goal of electricity provision is to keep the consumer’s power  whenever needed. Growth of electric vehicle, automation system, and...

Equitable Energy for Papua

By: Akhmad Hanan Papua is the eastern part of Indonesia which consists of two provinces, West Papua and Papua. According to Law No. 35 of...

Carbon Tax Implementation in Indonesia

By: I Dewa Made Raditya Margenta A couple of weeks ago, AirVisual, an international team that provides information about air quality data, stated that Jakarta...

Petroleum Fiscal System Transition: Indonesia’s Government Take Perspective

By: Massita Ayu Cindy Petroleum Fiscal Systems  The petroleum industry has been one of the most profitable and strategic industries in the world since the first...

Reforming Energy Subsidies in Indonesia

By: Muhammad Razin Abdullah Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC).  Subsidy is widely used by the government to protect the lower-income and vulnerable citizens from the...

Public Acceptance of Nuclear Power in Indonesia

By: Akhmad Hanan Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC).   Discussion about nuclear power for energy supply is a debatable topic among various societies in Indonesia, of...

How Conventional Energy Industry Support the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) in Indonesia?

By: Massita Ayu Cindy Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC).   In 2012, there was a meeting between countries at the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil namely The United...

Indonesia Needs a Clear Energy Efficiency and Conservation Pathway

By: Diwangkara Bagus Nugraha Researcher at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC).  Energy efficiency and conservation are a demand-side approach or often referred to as Demand Side Management (DSM)...

Environmental Impacts from Electricity Generation in Indonesia: Renewable versus Non-Renewable

By: Haryanto Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC).  Electricity generation in a country has many facets that are intertwined, including but not limited to economics, social,...

Green Fuel for Green Indonesia

By: I Dewa Made Raditya Margenta Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC).Transportation Fuels in Energy Sector Transportation fuels are one of the most energy-consuming sectors in...

Indonesia State-Owned Oil and Gas Firm’s Investment in the Renewable Energy Industry: Good Moves or a Blunder

By: I Dewa Made Raditya Margenta Research Assistant at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC).   Global energy demand will continue to grow by 18% to 2030 driven by a...

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Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Ir., M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

Purnomo Yusgiantoro is the Founder of the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He received his bachelor degree (Ir) in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; MSc in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA; MA in Economics from University of Colorado, USA; and PhD in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, USA. Since 2014, Purnomo dedicates much of his time, knowledge, and skills to teach the subject of energy economics at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Also, Purnomo is the Co-founder of Universitas Pertahanan (Unhan), Indonesia, where he teaches the subject of energy security until now. He is now a senior advisor for Executive Office of the President Republic of Indonesia.

He has vast experiences working and contributing in the energy and defense sector of Indonesia. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the field of energy economics and sustainable development. He also acted as the Chairman of Board of Commissioners for Pertamina. Purnomo also has held a position as Vice Governor of National Defense Agencies (Lemhannas). Purnomo was the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Republic of Indonesia for three consecutive terms, from year 2000 until 2009. He also held the position of Minister of Defense of Republic of Indonesia between 2009 and 2014. In the global sphere, Purnomo served as the Governor of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Secretary General as well as President, based in Vienna, Austria. He also carried the responsibility as the Chairman of the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM). He continues his devotion to the energy sector development by establishing PYC in 2016.